Today's mathematics classrooms increasingly include students for whom English is a second language. Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners provides readers a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the secondary mathematics classroom. Framed by a research perspective, Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners presents practical instructional strategies for engaging learners that can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction. The authors offer context-specific strategies for everything from facilitating classroom discussions with all students, to reading and interpreting math textbooks, to tackling word problems. A fully annotated list of math web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help mathematics teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction.
Features and updates to this new edition include:
- An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a mathematics specific context.
- Additional practical examples of mathematics problems and exercises make turning theory into practice easy when teaching ELLs
- New pedagogical elements in Part 3 include tips on harnessing new technologies, discussion questions and reflection points.
- New coverage of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.
Part 1 – Your English Language Learner by Tony Erben 1.1 Orientation 1.2 – The Process of English Language Learning and What to Expect 1.3 -- Different Types of ESOL Programs 1.4 – Teaching for English Language 1.5 – Not All ELLs are the Same1.6 – Questions for Discussion and Reflection Part 2 – Influences on the Mathematics Attainment of English Language Learners 2.1 – Overview: Influences on the Mathematical Attainment of English Language Learners 2.2 – Providing an Equitable Mathematics Education to English Language Learners: Mathematics Education 2.3 – The Nature of Mathematics 2.4 – Mathematics Teaching and Learning 2.5 – Cultural Influences on Mathematics Learning and Engagement 2.6 – Assessment Results, Practices, and Procedures 2.7 – Questions for Discussion and Reflection Part 3 – Best Practices to Support English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom 3.1 – Overview: Classroom Environments that Support English Language Learners 3.2 – Orchestrating Classroom Discourse to Support Mathematics Concepts and Language Development 3.3 – Strategies to Help English Language Learners Understand Mathematics Language 3.4 – Emphasizing and Supporting Problem 3.5 – Assessing English Language Learners in Equitable Ways 3.6 – Teaching Mathematics in Ways that are Culturally 3.7 – Questions for Discussion and Reflection Part 4 Collaborations to Support ELLs 4.1 Overview: Collaborations to Support ELLs 4.2 – Strategies for Mathematics Teachers Who are Themselves ELLs 4.3 Mathematics Teachers Collaborating with English as Second Language Learners 4.4 ELL Home—School Communication 4.5 Questions for Discussion and Reflection